Composable Infrastructure direct-connects compute and storage resources dynamically, using virtualized networking techniques controlled by software. Instead of physically constructing a server with specific internal devices (typically storage or NICs), or cabling the appropriate device chassis to a server, composable enables the virtual connection of these resources at the device level as needed, when needed.
Not bound by a fixed ratio of CPUs to storage or networking, etc., these products can assemble or “compose” bare-metal compute systems with the desired hardware configuration, essentially at run time. And, they can “disassemble” it when no longer needed, returning those resources to a common pool. Some solutions also support GPUs and/or FPGAs.
HPE Synergy is comprised of bladed hardware modules incorporated into a 10U chassis that is installed in a standard data center rack, with embedded HPE OneView software. Synergy maps compute modules and storage devices (SSDs) or storage modules under programmatic control to create bare-metal, container- or VM-based server instances.
The HPE Synergy 12000 Frame houses all appliance and device modules, switches, power supplies, fans and interconnect modules. A mid-plane connects the storage and compute modules in the front with the switches and other resources in the back.
Each HPE Synergy 12000 Frame holds up to 12 half-height or 6 full-height Compute Modules, or up to 5 half-height, double-wide Storage Drawers for multiple combinations of compute and storage. Two Appliance Bays are provided to support the Composer and Image Streamer modules.
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